Win a sustainable, stainless steel men’s engagement ring

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Image; Competition winner’s ring design. Credit: Geti designs

Why precious metals and diamond rings disrupt our environment

On average, for every carat that is mined from the ground, up to 250 tons of the earth are removed - alongside 127 gallons of fresh water. Diamond mining is generally seen as an unethical environmental practice and it has been well documented that the mining of diamonds in many countries employs child and slave labour - resulting in so-called ‘blood diamonds’.

These days, many people are opting for moissanite over diamonds as they are viewed as a more ethically viable option for jewellery because they are commonly created in labs and look incredibly similar to the naked, untrained eye.

Gold mining is also seen to be a destructive industry that pollutes waters sources and land nearby with mercury and cyanide, destroying local communities and sometimes lives. Producing gold for one wedding ring alone generates 20 tons of waste.

Why we’re giving you the chance to win a sustainable engagement ring

We wanted to share how such a romantically crafted piece of metal can still be more ethically conscious - and has been skilfully crafted for men to wear. Conventions around men wearing engagement rings are beginning to shift, and although it’s not the cultural norm in UK society, we want to shed light on this industry and how female empowerment challenges the expectations around who 'should’ propose alongside the openness of same-sex couples celebrating their relationships.

Teaming up with Geti rings, we have crafted a stainless steel ring to give away for free instead of putting it on the market. We know the last couple of years have put a lot of financial pressure on those saving for their futures, so we wanted to ease the burden for one lucky couple.

What is the ring made of?

Our ring is sustainable and durable, without compromising on style. Working with Geti rings, we designed the environmentally-conscious ring using stainless steel and a moissanite diamond. The main band is made from stainless steel, a material that allows us to combine both polished and matte textures. Steel is the most recycled metal in the world, and is known for its strength and durability which makes it a great choice for an engagement ring, which will be worn daily.

The outer centre of the ring has an embedded moissanite diamond (a lab-made diamond) to create a simple, timeless piece.

The ring is valued at £650 but since the lucky winner will be getting it for free, you can count that as a saving!

How to apply

Please read the T&C’s below and then fill out the competition entry form (closing date: 24th December 2021). The winner will be contacted by 7th January 2022.

Terms & conditions

  1. Entries are open until 9:00 am on the 24th December 2021, after which the competition will close and any other entries after this time will not be counted.
  2. All competition entries will be reviewed by metals4U representatives, who will select a winner. This decision will be final.
  3. The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years and over, excluding metals4U employees, their immediate families, their associated companies, their agents, and anyone associated with the promotion either directly or indirectly.
  4. Only one entry per household will be accepted.
  5. The winner will be contacted no later than 7th January 2022 to claim their prize and for sizing measurements.
  6. The winner will be contacted via email to offer them the opportunity to collect their prize.
  7. The winner has 7 days to accept and acknowledge the prize. If after this time we do not receive a response then they forfeit the right to their prize and another winner will be chosen.
  8. No cash or alternative prizes are available.
  9. The winner of the competition will be included in future press and social media materials. Details of entrants obtained from the competition may also be used to create press and social media materials. By entering this competition you agree for your information to be shared in press materials and social media by metals4U.
  10. You may be approached following the competition by metals4U’s press team with the request to provide a case study to be used in press releases and social media, which you would be happy to provide upon request.
  11. If, due to circumstances outside the promoter's control, it is necessary to suspend, amend or cancel the promotion, the promoter reserves the right to do so and will inform participants by updating the competition page on the website.
  12. No liability is accepted for entries, notices, acceptances, requests, or other documents related to the promotion that are incorrectly completed, are lost, damaged, or delayed for any reason whatsoever. The promoter accepts no responsibility for participants being unable to connect to the sites or to participate in the promotion, or if their entry is lost, due to an error, problem, technical, or otherwise connected with the web connection.
  13. Any personal information received from any participant will only be used for administering the promotion as set out in these terms and conditions and will not be sold or provided to third parties. Participants have a right of access to any computer files containing any of their personal data and a right to have such data corrected or deleted. For more information, view our privacy policy here.
  14. The promotion will be governed by English law. Any claims and/or disputes arising out of or in connection with these terms and conditions shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England, without prejudice to any right of any participant to bring or defend a claim in the jurisdiction in which she resides.
  15. Acceptance of these terms and conditions is a condition of entry. Please make a note of these terms and conditions for future reference.